January 16 - 18, 2020
Ramada Inn & Convention Center, Springfield, MO


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We are going to change things up a bit this year!

The Missouri State Sale committee voted to postpone our State Convention Sale this year. We all are very aware of the dairy economy over the past several years.

Your state Executive Committee went around to district meetings asking members what they would like to do Friday evening that would be a fun social activity to bring us all together. The overwhellming majority of people were interested in a Cornhole tournament. Thank you to our new MDA Executive Director, JP Dunn, we are making plans for a really fun evening on Friday, January 17, 2020 in Springfield, MO.

Details and registration form are listed in the Pulsator Newsletter. Here are the events that are planned for Friday evening:

SCHEDULE, Friday, January 17

  • 9:30 - 11:30 AM Women in Dairy "ENGAGE" conference - Open to EVERYONE
  • Noon Governor Mike Parson speaking
  • 3:00 PM Hospitality room opens - Paradise Suite
  • 5:00 PM MHA Committee Meetings
  • 6:30 PM Meal with cash bar and 1930’s black and white John Deere comedy about an electric milker machine salesman called “Tuttle Tugger” starting the actor that played Dagwood Bumstead.
  • 7:15 PM Awards: Junior & Adult All-Missouri, Futurity and Cow of the Year Presentation
  • 7:45 PM Live Auction of donated semen and large items and silent auction for many fun items
  • 8:15 PM CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT: Teams will pre-enter (for board count). Categories and prizes for: adults, family (adult/youth), and youth (2 youth).
    Prizes for the TOP THREE in each division!

  • Juniors will be able to participate!
  • Inviting all other breeds and vendors to join in the fun!
  • SPONSORS:Sponsors include: Select Sires, Ray Schooley Semen Sales, Old Missouri Bank, Graber Metal Sales, D Bar J Trucking and Missouri Dairy Association!

REGISTRATION FORM - Return By January 10!
Print and return form by Jan. 10 for discount!

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SEMEN SELLING, Friday, Jan 17

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  • GENEX: 10 Units AVALINO - Lance Davidson
  • ABS, SEMEX, JETSTREAM: 5 units any bull retail $30 or less - Ray Schooley
  • IPS: 10 units REDLIGHT - Eric Taylor
  • HOLSTEIN USA: 10 units CHARISMA - Tim Ewing
  • SELECT SIRES: 5 units WARRIOR - Kent Daniels
  • SELECT SIRES: 5 units DIAMONDBACK - Kent Daniels


  • ALTA GENETICS: 5 units AltaGOPRO - Curtis Throne
  • ALTA GENETICS: 5 units AltaTOOHOT - Curtis Throne

SCHEDULE, Saturday, January 18

  • 9:00 a.m. Missouri Junior Holstein Association (MHA) Princess / Little Miss Interviews
  • 9:30 a.m. Missouri Holstein Association (MHA) Board Meeting
  • 10:00 a.m. Missouri Holstein Association (MHA) Annual Meeting
  • 10:00 a.m. Missouri Junior Holstein Association (MHA) Annual Meeting
  • 10:00 a.m. Trade Show Closes
  • 12:00 noon Luncheon and Crowning of MHA Princess / Miss, Scholarship Presentation and other awards.
Do you have a Cornhole board that you would be willing to let us borrow for the evening? Please let Jodi jwright@missouriholstein.com 417-840-3203 or Tommy Scrivner scrivnerfamilyfarm@gmail.com 417-543-07253 know so we can make sure we have enough. THANKS!!

Registration is free for dairy farmers but luncheon reservations are required for Friday and Saturday and may be made by emailing jpdunn76@icloud.com or calling 573-690-1014. Sponsor and exhibitor information is available at the same contacts.

So make plans now to attend the annual membership meeting held in conjunction with the Missouri Dairy Association annual meeting. We look forward to seeing you all in January! (We're always hoping for nice weather!) Sleeping room reservations may be made by calling the Hotel

Ramada Hotel & Convention Center
417/866-5253. Room rate is $79.00 and the cutoff date is 1/2/20.
Request the Heart of America Dairy Expo room block.


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December Pulsator Click on this link to open the pdf: May take some time to download.


The Nominations are In...

Now it is your turn to vote! So be looking for your December Pulsator newsletter. It will have the official voting ballot and instructions. Remember each paid adult & jr member (Age 9 by January 1st) receives one vote. Nominees have been in the December issue of the Mid-States Holstein News and Pulsator Newsletter, so go back and check them out and send in your ballot!!

Voting will be taken either online, in person or by mail - Closes January 18.

College of the Ozarks (December Pulsator)
Toecky Farm (December Mid-States)
University of Missouri (December Mid-States and Pulsator)


at State Convention: Saturday, January 18, 2020!!

Click here to Print off and Vote by Mail

Click here to Vote Online

Only one vote per email.

Or vote in person at State Convention


Would you like to know more about or enter the 2022 Futurity?

Do you have a nice young calf that is out of one of your good cow families? Do you think she might turn out to be a good cow someday? Well the Sho-Me Holstein Futurity is for YOU!

The Missouri Holstein Futurity consists of a one-time entry fee of $25 when calves are nominated and the cattle will be shown as Three-Year Olds.

All of the money collected for entry fees is split between the cattle shown the final year on a percentage basis. All of the extra money raised each year from donors is divided equally among all the entrants that show in the futurity.

So, if you have some heifers that were born between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019 then click on the 2022 3-Yr-Old Futurity Form below. check back for form. Entries will be due February 1, 2020. Print form and submit all entries and monies by FEBRUARY 1, 2020.

If you have any questions or would like me to mail you a form just fill out the request for information form at the bottom of the page.


2022 3 Yr Old Futurity Form (print on legal paper)
for heifers born Sept. 1, 2018 to Aug. 31, 2019

You will need Acrobat reader to view Futurity forms. You can download a free copy from Adobe Reader



Welcoming donations for the state silent and
live convention auction

If you have a product that you sell or a vendor that is willing to donate a couple of items we would gladly accept them for the silent auction and live auction that is held during the Missouri State Convention. Proceeds this year will go toward the state association. Please drop off your items on Friday, January 17 at the Registration table or with Jodi Wright or Shannon Kleiboeker. Please have business card of donator attached to donation item so they may be properly thanked. THANK YOU!!

Calving Clinic - January 14

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MU Extention has been busy planning Winter programs. There are a variety of program opportunitites occuring around the state this winter. Take some time out of your busy schedule and invest in yourself and your operation by attending one or more of these outstanding clinics and events below.

  1. Calving Clinic, SW Center - January 14
  2. Winter Dairy Days, College of the Ozarks - January 28
  3. Monett Dairy Days, Monett - February 4
    Click here for more info
  4. Tri-County Dairy Days, Versailles, MO - February 7
  5. Women in Dairy, SW Center - February 12
  6. Spring Forage Conference - February 25
    Oasis Hotel and Convention center Keynote Speaker: Temple Grandin

For more information or to register for an event contact Specialist: Reagan Bluel 417-847-3161 (text) or BluelRJ@missouri.edu

Women In Dairy


Everyone Welcome - Men and Women!

January Meeting

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Questions: Reagan Bluel 417-847-3161 (text) or BluelRJ@missouri.edu

March Issue!

Last call for any advertising or information
in the March 2020 Pulsator. Need by 3/1/20!


Dairy Margin Program

Information regarding DMC can be found here.
Rates for 2019:
USDA Dairy Margin Coverage Program,
- January Rate: 7.71. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $1.79 per cwt.
- February Rate: 7.91. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $1.59 per cwt.
- March Rate: 8.66. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $0.84 per cwt.
- April Rate: 8.82. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $0.68 per cwt.
- May Rate: 9.00. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $0.50 per cwt.
- June Rate: 8.63. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $0.87 per cwt.
- July Rate: 9.27. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $0.23 per cwt.
- August Rate: 9.85. Over the 9.50 threshold - no payment.
- September Rate: 10.41. Over the 9.50 threshold - no payment.
- October Rate: 10.88. Over the 9.50 threshold - no payment.
- No other months have been reported.


LATE FEE of $10/Membership
AFTER APRIL 14, 2019
Memberships received after June 1
do NOT qualify for State Sponsored Awards

You can pay dues ONLINE or MAIL!
before June 1 to qualify for association awards.

PAY ONLINE (click here)

PAY VIA MAIL (click here)


Adult membership dues are a flat fee of $50.00 per herd prefix.
For each additional individual member per prefix, an additional $25.00 per person.
Those adult members who do not own cattle pay $25.00 per membership.
Junior members pay $5.00 per membership.
Removed from Holstein USA Membership March 15.
Late Fee of $10.00 per adult membership April 15 or later.

A paid State Membership will reduce your registration fees 
and other Holstein Service fees. State Memberships are renewed annually for both Adult & Junior Members.

JUNIORS: If you are a Junior only member (your parents are not state association members, and you wish to receive the Mid-States Magazine then you must include $5 additional (per family) with your junior dues in order to receive the Mid-States.

Membership registration forms are available for download - Click HERE.
Please send completed forms and a check payable
to Missouri Holstein Association to:

Missouri Holstein Association
Jodi Wright, Secretary/Treasurer
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

For questions or more information, email  jwright@missouriholstein.com



If you need a Missouri state member's phone, email
or address click on the link below.

2019 Missouri Membership List - By District

2019 Missouri Membership List - By Last Name



January 14 Calving Clinic @ MU Southwest Center, Mt. Vernon, MO
January 15 DFA Cares Scholarship Due
Click here for form
January 16-18 State Holstein Convention / Heart of America Expo
January 17 Midwest Dairy ENGAGE Conference, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Heart of America Dairy Expo
January 17 Missouri State Holstein Awards and Cornhole Tournament
January 18 Cow of the Year VOTING DEADLINE
Click here to Vote Online
January 20 Southwest Regional Holstein Show, Ft. Worth, TX
January 28 Winter Dairy Day, College of the Ozarks

February 1 Missouri State Futurity Entries Due
Feb. 4, 2020 2020 Monett Dairy Days
Topics: Hands on hoof trimming, Labor management, FARM 4.0 and dairyman panel on USDA programs.
February 15 NHWSO Scholarship Applications due
Scholarship rules & application
February 25 Spring Forage Conference, Springfield (Extension)
February 28 National Awards Due: Distinguished Young Holstein Breeder, Elite Breeder, Distinguished Ladership. Find at www.holteinusa.com under "Awards" then "Individuals".

March 13, 2020 Hol USA Judges Conference, Maddox/RuAnn Dairy, CA

March 15 Award Applications due - National Dairy Shrine

March 15 MHA Dues PAYABLE

April 9 - 13 Southern Spring National, Stillwater
April 15 MHA Dues LATE and require additional $10/adult late fee

June 1 MHA Membership dues received after June 1 are not eligible for Association Sponsored Awards.

June 22 - 26 National Holstein Convention, Pennsylvania

National Holstein Convention 2012 http://www.holsteinconvention2012.com

Scholarship Listings http://www.hoards.com/youth/collegescholarships

Dairy Shrine Scholarships http://www.dairyshrine.org

FFA Scholarships http://www.ffa.org

Robthom Farm, Springfield, MO: http://www.robthom.com/

Groves-View Dairy http://www.grovesviewdairy.com

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors: http://www.modairyhallofhonors.com/

Missouri Dairy Business Update: http://agebb.missouri.edu/modbu/index.htm

Missouri Dairymen’s Resource Guide: http://www.agebb.missouri.edu/dairy/

Genex Custom Collection Services: http://genex.crinet.com/page189/GenexCustomCollection

Missouri Dairy Association: http://www.missouridairy.org

Dairy Agenda Today: http://www.dairyagendatoday.com

Farms.com Classifieds-Post and search for everything farm related: livestock, feed and used equipment http://www.farms.com/classifieds

We would like to link our Missouri Holstein Members that have a webpage of their own to the Missouri Holstein Page. Would you like to have your page linked up with ours? Contact Jodi Wright through the feedback form and I'll explain how it will work. We'd love to have everyone listed. There is no cost to you for this service.


Tommy Scrivner
Phone: 417-543-0725

Vice President
Ryan Bilyeu

Jodi Wright
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

Director at Large
Scott Wilson


Mid-States Editor
Kate Geppert
4728 Co Rd 240
Kingdom City, MO 65262

National Director
Dwight Rokey
2021 F Road
Sabetha, Kansas 66534

Holstein Field Representative
Tim Ewing
4784 State Hwy PP
Fordland, MO 65652
417-818-MILK (6455)


If you would like more information on the following:

  • Cattle Available to Sell
  • Cattle Wanted to Buy
  • Consign cattle to State Sale
  • Request catalog for State Sale
  • Advertising in Mid-States Publication
  • Subscribing to Mid-States Publication
  • Senior Membership
  • Junior Membership
  • Show Entry forms
  • Information on Missouri Sho-Me Futurity
  • Want to advertise on Breeders Page on our website
  • Would like to link farm to Missouri Website
  • Other

Please email your request for information to the following email. Include the items you are interested in, your name, address, phone, and email.  jwright@missouriholstein.com


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